Commencement 2020

Accessibility and Mobility

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations should contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities at 845-569-3638 by April 27, 2020 with their requests. This includes requests for graduates and/or their guests. Every attempt will be made to arrange accommodations. Late requests cannot be guaranteed.

Service animals are welcome, but no other animals are permitted on campus.

Students should advise their guests that walking on campus will include some inclines and that getting to commencement seating involves walking on grass.

Security personnel will be available to direct traffic in order to accommodate persons who need to be dropped off near the event (i.e. those guests unable to walk). This area will be limited to drop off only; vehicles cannot be left unattended. Please be advised that the need for handicap parking near the event far exceeds daily demand and to best accommodate the number of people in need we request that only those who are unable to “drop off” use handicap parking closest to the event (state permit required). After the ceremonies, for safety reasons, pick up near the event will be delayed until the immediate area is clear. This can sometimes exceed thirty minutes.

The College has made arrangements to have wheelchairs available. To assure availability for all those in need, wheelchair requests must be submitted by April 27, 2020. Every effort will be made to accommodate last minute needs.

To request a wheelchair, please print out or ask for a copy of the Wheelchair Request Form. Complete and return the form to Health Services: fax 845-569-3514, or email

Additional questions should be directed to Health Services at 845-569-3152 or the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities at 845-569-3638.